Welcome to Linn's Stamp News


Current Issue


Amos Advantage
Scott Pages Mounts Supplements Binders Scott Catalogues

Check out this week's featured items:

Check out the money-saving National Album package

The latest '13 Scott Supplements

The latest '13 Minkus Supplements

Save Money with Scott Album Sets

Stockbooks Starting at $15.95

Orders placed online automatically receive AA discount.


Breaking Stamp News

Press sheet planned for $2 Circus souvenir sheet Press sheet planned for $2 Circus souvenir sheet
A press sheet will be issued Dec. 10 for the upcoming United States $2 Circus souvenir sheet. Pre-orders for the press sheet will start Nov. 10, with the item number to be announced closer to that date. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Modern U.S. Mail: Invalid postage on domestic U.S. mail Invalid postage on domestic U.S. mail from 1954 to the present
I recently was asked whether, in 2000, special delivery stamps were valid as postage on Express Mail. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Insights

Robert E. Lee signature franked cover at auction Robert E. Lee signature franked cover in Regency-Superior auction at Chicagopex
Regency-Superior of St. Louis is the official auctioneer for the Chicagopex 2014 stamp show taking place Nov. 21-23 at the Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Blvd., Itasca, Ill. (Read more...)

International Stamps and Postal History

Classic Stamps of the World: 1921 Bulgarian stamp set Curious 1921 Bulgarian stamp set worth acquiring for its story
Why did Bulgaria honor an Irish-born correspondent for a British newspaper with not just one but nine stamps (Scott 171-79) on Dec. 31, 1921? (Read more...)

Postal News

Dutch postage rate increase on Jan. 1
The Netherlands’ PostNL announced Oct. 7 that it would raise postage rates Jan. 1, 2015. (Read more...)

Editorial Insights

Let’s not throw traditional stamps into the CSAC dumpster Let’s not throw traditional stamps into the CSAC dumpster
I am yesterday’s lunch in the world of creating United States postage stamps, but I still care deeply about their subjects and how they portray America. (Read more...)